Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Huntsman ad man joins Super PAC

Scott Conroy reports that Jon Huntsman's ad man, Fred Davis, has joined a new Super PAC backing Huntsman.

Doing so gives Davis two opportunities.

1. A larger budget for pro-Huntsman ads.

2. More freedom to attack without officially being tied to the Huntsman campaign.

Yesterday, Politico reported on the creation of the new Super PAC, Our Destiny, which was set up by a Huntsman Corporation executive and could act as a conduit for H's dad's huge personal wealth to back his son, indirectly.

For his part, Davis is the guy who produced the Demon Sheep ads for Carly Fiorina and a number of weird webs ads, launching Huntsman's campaign.

The ads were widely-panned. MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said he was "bewildered" by their lack of substance and Joe Scarborough suggested Huntsman fire his adman -- who just happened to be Davis.

Here's one of the ads.

6 Days from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo.

Expect a rise in attack ads now that Huntsman has a Super PAC supporting him. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry already have a number backing them.